Sunday, June 23, 2013

Summer Week 4 Sitcom Ratings; New Sitcoms On TV This Summer

Summer has started but there are still sitcom airings, new and repeats. We will be back with our normal weekly ratings report with the first four nights numbers and analysis in the fall, but we still will have our regular how the sitcoms did all summer long! Here are our summer ratings:

Summer Week 4 (June 17-23) How the Network Sitcoms Did

Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for week of June 10-16)
  • The Simpsons (Fox) - A summer repeat at 8pm did 2.43 million and a 1.14 18-49 rating, which is up about a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
  • The Cleveland Show (Fox) - A repeat at 7pm did only 1.36 million and a 0.60 18-49 rating, down about a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox) - An encore airing at 8:30pm did 1.97 million and a 0.95 18-49 rating, just about on par in 18-49 week-to-week.
  • Family Guy (Fox) 2 airings - A repeat at 9 posted 2.48 million and a 1.23 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. A second repeat at 9:30pm followed with 2.64 million and a 1.20 18-49 rating, that is down about a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. NBA Finals clearly affected the Fox comedy encores again.
  • American Dad! (Fox) - A repeat at 7:30pm did 1.55 million and a 0.72 18-49 rating, down about a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
Monday Sitcoms
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - A repeat at 8 did 3.52 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
  • Raising Hope (Fox) - A repeat at 8pm did 1.73 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating, again down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week.
  • The Goodwin Games (Fox) - A brand new episode at 8:30pm did only 1.39 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 for a series low.
  • 2 Broke Girls (CBS) - A repeat did 4.14 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, back down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week.
  • New Girl (Fox) - A repeat at 9 did only 1.15 million and just a 0.5 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. It doesn't repeat well for an anchor at all.
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) 2 airings - 4.32 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating for a repeat at 9:30, back down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week.  A repeat earlier in the night at 8:30pm did 3.78 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 week-to-week.
  • Anger Management (Fox) - A repeat on Fox, did 1.28 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating at 9:30pm, down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week's new episode.
Tuesday Sitcoms
  • None.
Wednesday Sitcoms
  • The Middle (ABC) - A summer repeat did 3.88 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, down a tenth in 18-49 from previous week. First time it went down this summer.
  • Family Tools (ABC) - A new episode at 8:30pm did 3.62 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating, on par in 18-49 with previous week.
  • Modern Family (ABC) - At 9pm, a summer repeat did 4.25 million and a 1.2 rating, on par in 18-49 week-to-week.
  • How To Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) (ABC) - A new episode at 9:30pm did 3.35 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week for a new series low.
Thursday Sitcoms
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A repeat at 8 did 7.66 million and a 1.6 18-49 rating, down five tenths in 18-49 from previous week as it was affected by game 7 of the NBA Finals.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A repeat at 8:30pm did 5.8 million and a 1.2 18-49 rating, which is down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week.
  • The Office (NBC) - A one-hour repeat at 9 did just 1.36 million and a 0.5 18-49 rating, on par in 18-49 week-to-week when it was a half-hour. 
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC) 2 airings - A repeat at 8pm did 2.13 million and a 0.6 18-49 rating. A second repeat followed at 8:30 with 1.66 million and a 1.6 18-49 rating.
Friday Sitcoms
  • None.
Saturday Sitcoms
  • None.
Airing tonight (Sunday) are repeats of Fox Animation Domination from 7-10pm.

Summing it up. Repeats of The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Modern Family, were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of Mike & Molly, 2 Broke Girls) or just plain old terrible (such as repeats of New Girl and a new airing of The Goodwin Games).



Feeling the repeat blues? Look for original sitcoms on TV this summer. Some highlights include: Mondays at 8:30pm on Fox will be original episodes of The Goodwin Games at 8:30pm. ABC has original episodes of Family Tools on Wednesdays at 8:30pm and the finale of How To Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) this Wednesdays at 9:30pm. Week five of the new season for hilarious cable sitcoms Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy is this Wednesday beginning at 8pm on ABC Family. TV Land has week two of the summer season of Hot in Cleveland this Wednesday at 10pm, followed by new episodes of The Exes at 10:30pm and The Soul Man at 11pm only on TV Land. BET will return with the second half of the season of The Game on Tuesday, July 2 at 10pm. TBS airs Sullivan & Son Thursdays at 10, with week three this Thursday. Nick at Nite has the Scott Baio sitcom See Dad Run every Sunday at 8pm, while Wendell & Vinnie airs Thursdays at 8:30pm. FX's Charlie Sheen sitcom Anger Management airs Thursdays at 9:30pm. New sitcom airings are the perfect way to beat the summer blues! Look for our daily rundown of what sitcoms are airing each night every day at the bottom of the blog story so you don't miss anything!


New on DVD/Blu-ray (February/March)

227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season

02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbrekable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, March 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Brain Bowl Incubation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After a successful experiment combining their genes, Sheldon will stop at nothing to convince Amy they should procreate. Also, Koothrappali is embarrassed to tell the gang what the new woman he’s dating does for a living.

Kevin Can Wait - "Kevin's Bringing Supper Back" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin’s resolve to spend more quality time with his family is put to the ultimate test when his buddies surprise him with concert tickets to his favorite musician, fellow Long Islander Billy Joel. Multiple Grammy Award-winning pianist, singer and songwriter Billy Joel appears as himself.

Superior Donuts - "Get It, Arthur" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Randy’s mom comes to town, Franco encourages Arthur to go out on his first date in years. Brenda Vaccaro guest stars as Helen, Randy’s mom.

The Great Indoors - "Aaron Wolf" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Jack watches the millennials’ journalistic integrity slip away when they fall under the spell of his nemesis, Aaron Wolf (Chris D’Elia), a former magazine staffer turned famous outdoor reality TV host who returns to guest edit the magazine.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 27)

Monday, March 27

  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Richard Dreyfuss (Your Family or Mine) - Richard appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Lily and Jane are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. They also chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Rachel Dratch (Imaginary Mary) - Rachel is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi appears on a repeat of Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Tahj Mowry, Derek Theler and Jean-Luc Bilodeau (Baby Daddy) - Tahj, Derek and Jean-Luc are guests on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Tika Sumpter (The Game) - Tika appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway (Rhythm & Blues) - Vanessa is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie) - June talks about Grace and Frankie on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) and Ben Falcone (Joey) - Melissa and Ben talk TV Land's Nobodies on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Brooklyn Decker (Grace and Frankie/Friends with Better Lives) - Brookyln stops by People Now at 8:30am.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia opens up about her favorite part of being in the 50 Shades movies on People Now at 8:30am.
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  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee dishes about her Golden Globe win on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.